EV Service & Maintenance

Staying On Top of Your EV Service Schedule with Towne Toyota

When you put yourself in the driver's seat of a gas-powered vehicle, you'll want to prepare for a routine service schedule that keeps everything in tip-top shape. Staying on top of oil changes and filter replacements every 5,000 miles on top of engine maintenance, fluid replacement, and other necessary repairs can become an expensive venture, one you will want to avoid. If there was a more affordable way to get your new vehicle and maintain it, you would probably jump at the chance! Thankfully, electric vehicles, or EVs, are available and make maintenance life a little easier for you.

Comparing the costs of EV maintenance to those of gas-powered vehicles will make you feel better about budgeting for your new electrified vehicle. However, you won't find a vehicle that doesn't need some level of maintenance. EVs require the careful hand of trained technicians to ensure everything stays at peak performance. That's where our Towne Toyota technicians can help! We understand the needs of EVs and what level of maintenance is required to help you get the most out of your vehicle!

How EV Maintenance Works

While you still need maintenance for your EV, you won't have to break the bank to service its parts. EVs typically cost about one-third of what you would pay to keep your gas-powered vehicle serviced. Not only will you save on maintenance costs, but you will also save on gas - a lucrative investment regarding your automotive needs. Our service team encourages you to follow a series of periodic checks and services to ensure you keep your vehicle's warranty applied and ready to protect you.

One constant between EVs and gas-powered models is the tires. Properly inflated tires ensure better mileage and allow you to get the best range out of a fully charged battery. You may need tire rotation and wheel alignment depending on how worn the tread is. You may also need to replace air filters for the cabin and replace windshield washer fluid and blades routinely. We can help you with these services at our Toyota dealership!

While gas-powered vehicles require an intricate service schedule detailing many of the engine's working parts, EVs have a simpler schedule to follow. Traditional engines often follow a 30,000/60,000/90,000 service schedule, but you won't have to worry about that for your EV. Electrified models won't cost you nearly as much to stay on the road and operating at 100 percent effectiveness.

Every 30 days, you should:

  • Check your tire pressure and refill with air as necessary.
  • Examine your tires for excessive wear or damage.
  • Check windshield wiper fluid and fill if needed.

At the 7,500 miles marker, you should consider a few more routine services for your vehicle. These services may include:

  • Get your tires rotated.
  • Check your battery's coolant level.
  • Check the vehicle's power steering and drive shafts for wear.
  • Check the cabin heater, accessory power, charger modules, and power inverter. We can assist with the location of these parts if you're unsure!
  • Inspect steering, suspension, chassis, and brake components for significant wear.
  • Check light bulbs and replace them if they are dim or unresponsive.
  • Inspect the gas struts for suspension wear and lubricate the door locks.

At the 15,000-mile marker, you should have your windshield wipers replaced. When you hit 36,000 miles on the odometer, you should replace the cabin air filter. At 75,000 miles, we'll recommend replacing the suspension gas struts and draining and servicing the coolant circuits.

An electric vehicle needs a battery that functions at a high level to ensure you can keep going and enjoy the drive. All Toyota vehicles come with a 10-year/150,000-mile battery warranty, which we can facilitate at our service center when you need to check the lifespan and quality of your vehicle's battery.

Ready to learn more about EV service? We encourage you to contact our service team today at Towne Toyota! We'll show you the benefits of electrified models and how you can save on maintenance!

  1. Towne Toyota

    1499 Route 46 W
    Ledgewood, NJ 07852

    • Sales: (973) 584-8100
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